Stellantis has announced the appointments of Mark Noble as UK lead for Manufacturing, with Plant director responsibility for Luton and Diane Miller as Plant director, Ellesmere Port, from  February, 2022.

Noble has worked for the company for 33 years and was appointed Plant director, Ellesmere Port, in July, 2017.

Previously, he served as director of Manufacturing at the Gliwice Plant in Poland from 2013. He held various positions within General Motors manufacturing, including GM FAW Manufacturing director in China, having held various management positions at Vauxhall in Luton since 1988.

Miller has most recently been responsible for General Assembly in Ellesmere Port, having joined the team as Paint Shop manager from Aston Martin in 2014.

She has been in the automotive industry for 30 years joining Ford in Dagenham as process engineer and going on to various roles including Central planning for European Paint, Paint Unit manager positions in Chicago Assembly Plan US and Southampton Transit plant UK.

“It’s been fantastic to have had the opportunity to lead the team at Ellesmere for the past five years,” said Noble.

“They have done an excellent job continually innovating to drive performance and efficiency, resulting in the allocation of a new battery electric LCV and passenger car models that start production later this year. I know the team will continue to have great success as they transition to become Stellantis’ first dedicated electric vehicle manufacturing plant.

“I am now looking forward to returning to Luton Plant after 12 years of working in China, Poland and Ellesmere Port and starting my expanded role working with the team there.”

For her part, Miller added: “I am delighted to be appointed Plant director at Ellesmere Port at such a crucial time, where this year we will be transitioning to become the group’s first all-electric manufacturing [site].

“I am looking forward to working with the fantastic team here to deliver a launch of our new all-electric vehicle. Working together we have demonstrated we can do anything and I believe if we continue with our innovation and frugality, we will achieve all our targets.

“My goal is to make sure Ellesmere Port is producing vehicles for many years to come, securing long-term employment for the local area.”